maybay wrote:Acrobat reader is provided on Ubuntu. But if its straight Acrobat - for creating and editing - you can install it on Wine. Wine is a Windows emulator. Essentially you can install any Windows program. Only programs I've had trouble with are full-screen games. But I didn't give it much attention.
LibreOffice is the (free) Unix equivalent of Microsoft Office, and it exports to PDF just fine. I never had a problem. It can't edit PDFs though.
Have you tried Internet Explorer 8 with Wine? I tried it and it didn't work out. I probably didn't have it set up right; I have very little experience with Wine and didn't know what I was doing. I wanted to run Internet Explorer 8 so I would be able to test my version of the Mahaparinirvana Sutra on it.
LibreOffice is also available on Windows. It's a really good program; about the only thing it doesn't have that I would like is grammar checking on the word processor. The developers are working on that now so hopefully we'll see that soon.
Firefox and Chrome web browsers and Adobe Flash Player runs on linux.